Global Patent Index - EP 0747025 B1

EP 0747025 B1 2002-09-11 - Low wear artificial spinal disc

Title (en)

Low wear artificial spinal disc

Title (de)

Künstliche Bandscheibe mit geringem Verschleiss

Title (fr)

Disque intervertébral artificiel à faible usure

Publication

EP 0747025 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 96304205 A

Priority

US 48076295 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0747025A1] An artificial spinal disc (10) for surgical placement between adjacent vertebrae including a first component (20) for attaching to a first vertebrae, the first component (20) having a concave recess (28), with the concave contoured surface having a circumference of 360 DEG . A second component (30) for attaching to a second vertebrae, the second component (30) including a projection (38) with a convex surface, the convex contoured surface having a circumference of 360 DEG . The corresponding contoured surfaces are shaped to allow an unrestricted rotational and a flexion/extension bending motion between the first (20) and second (30) components relative to a patient's normal spinal axis when in a standing position with the spine in a straightened position. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61F 2/44; A61L 27/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/44 (2006.01); A61L 27/04 (2006.01); A61F 2/00 (2006.01); A61F 2/30 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/4425 (2013.01); A61L 27/045 (2013.01); A61F 2/30767 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30016 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30133 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30398 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30649 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30841 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30892 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30922 (2013.01); A61F 2002/443 (2013.01); A61F 2220/0025 (2013.01); A61F 2230/0015 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0019 (2013.01); A61F 2310/00017 (2013.01); A61F 2310/00023 (2013.01); A61F 2310/00029 (2013.01); A61F 2310/00089 (2013.01); A61F 2310/00293 (2013.01); A61F 2310/00449 (2013.01); Y10S 606/907 (2013.01)

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EPO simple patent family

EP 0747025 A1 19961211; EP 0747025 B1 20020911; AT 223681 T 20020915; DE 69623535 D1 20021017; DE 69623535 T2 20030227; US 5676701 A 19971014

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